2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire

2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire

Auto-curated
Playing 1/5
  • Fort McMurray wildfire: A timeline of a disaster

    YouTube 03:27
  • Fort McMurray 5 years after the wildfire disaster

    YouTube 02:42
  • Alberta wildfire: Emergency declared in Fort McMurray - BBC News

    YouTube 00:57
  • Caught on camera: Fort McMurray fire erupts behind Global News reporter

    YouTube 00:56
  • Fort McMurray wildfire: Why the fire engulfed the city within hours

    YouTube 00:50

On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. On May 3, it swept through the community, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history, with upwards of 88,000 people forced from their homes. Firefighters were assisted by personnel from the Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, other Canadian provincial agencies, and South Africa to fight the wildfire. Aid for evacuees was provided by various governments and via donations through the Canadian Red Cross and other local and national charitable organizations.

Discover in context

This site is not available in the landscape mode.
Please rotate your phone or install our app.